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October 31st

Andrew was one of the four finalists in the Spark Greyfriars' Festival Composing competition with his  setting of Psalm 29: "Bring Unto the Lord". He is pictured here with the chairman of the judges, Sir James MacMillan and Iain McLarty. conductor of the Quodlibet Chorale, who gave a first class performance of the piece accompanied by the Assistant organist of St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, Peter Backhouse

October 11th

Andrew's setting of Stella Davis' evocative poem, "The Fishery of Souls" is the winner of the 2015 "Harvest of the Sea" Composing Competition. This contest is run by St Mary-at-Hill Church, in the City of London, in conjunction with the Square Mile Music Series. The first of three performances have been given by the superb St Mary-at-Hill Choir, under the direction of Robert Mingay-Smith, culminating on Sunday 11th October as the highlight of  the "Harvest of the Sea" Festival. This is one of the most colourful of the City's ancient traditions, in which the fishmongers (some pictured below with Andrew) from the historic Billingsgate Market bring their produce to their special church.

July 19th

The South West Chamber Choir, conductor Stephen Trahair, perform "There Is But One God" as the evensong anthem at Brecon Cathedral.

July 14th 2015

The Gelachter Trio play the Suite of Sweets at the Leytonstone Festival
St. John's Church, Leytonstone, London E11 4AR, 7.00pm

New CD released

The Cornish Overture, TROS AN TREYS has just been released on the Chamber Ensemble of London's new C.D. SET IN SILVER (EMR CD032-33)

May 24th 2015

On the second day of my residency at the Denston Festival, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk I gave the first performance my new organ piece "Sword & Tabard" at the Whitsun service in St Nicholas' Church. The work is inspired by the sword and heraldic tabard of the Robinson family in the South aisle pictured below.

May 23rd 2015

I made a welcome return as composer-in-residence at the Denston Festival, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The celebrated and much loved actor Ian Lavender (right)  and the Gelachter Trio (centre) gave a mysterious and atmospheric rendering of my musical story "The Green Children" in the magnificent medieval church of St Nicholas.

April 29th 2015

Music lovers in the Oldham area with a sweet-tooth have a chance to get some filling-tingling ear-candy on Wednesday 29th April, when the Gelachter Trio will be performing my "Suite of Sweets" for the Saddleworth Concerts Society at the Millgate Arts Centre, Delph at 7.30pm.

Andrew Wilson, composer's photo.

April 25th 2015

The South West Chamber Choir, conducted by Stephen Trahair, perform my opulent anthem "There Is But one God" (a setting of the first of the "Thirty-nine Articles") in their Tavistock Festival concert in the Parish Church at 7.30pm. A very special occasion as this concert marks this remarkable choir's twentieth anniversary.

Andrew Wilson, composer's photo.

May 16th 2015

The fabulous Borealis Saxophone Quartet gave a dashing premiere of my "Flights of Fancy" at Honiton's Beehive, as part of  the Honiton Festival on Saturday May 16th

March 19th 2015

The triumphant end to the Sterling Trio's Southern Tour, with "A Cider Press Trio" at St George's Bristol: undoubtedly one of this country's finest concert halls.

Andrew Wilson, composer's photo.

March 9th 2015

The Sterling Trio play "A Cider Press Trio" in the Luton Music Club's "Music On Mondays" series in the Library Theatre. As a youngster, I used to attend the inspiring LMC Concerts there: how wonderful it felt to be returning as part of the programme! 

Andrew Wilson, composer's photo.

7th March 2015

The Sterling Trio play the "Cider Press Trio" as their tour of Southern England reaches Amersham.

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February 14th 2015

Pictured below is the Central Baptist Church, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, venue for the SMALL CHOIRS FESTIVAL at which my anthem "Thankful Remembrance"   (first prize winner in the SMALL CHOIRS COMPOSING COMPETITION) was given its first performance under my baton.

Andrew Wilson, composer's photo.